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  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeking design-build capability statements for retrofit of pre-existing buildings and facilities

    With emerging space capacity for medical facilities in Hawaii and the Pacific region due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Honolulu District contracting branch is seeking capability statements from construction companies interested in providing design-build construction services for the retrofit of pre-existing buildings and facilities. USACE is requesting capability statements from interested firms located within the State of Hawaii, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI), American Samoa, and those capable of mobilizing to other areas within the Pacific. Capability statements will be accepted via email only through 10 p.m. (Hawaii Standard Time), Friday March 27, 2020.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers evaluates Convention Center, Blaisdell Center for use as alternate-care-sites

    In response to the spread of coronavirus in Honolulu, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Honolulu District technical survey team conducted two initial planning and site assessments this week for possible conversion into Alternate Care Facilities (ACFs). On Monday, the team surveyed the 204,000 sq. ft. Kamehameha Room in the Hawaii Convention Center and the Neal S. Blaisdell Center, including the 65,000 sq. ft. exhibition hall, on Wednesday. On Friday, the USACE site assessment team will be surveying additional sites on Maui.
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, CNMI sign agreement for Saipan Beach Road Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) signed a feasibility cost-share agreement (FCSA) with Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands government March 9 to authorize civil works studies to be accomplished utilizing funding provided in Public Law 116-20, the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019, signed into law June 6, 2019. Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Kathryn Sanborn and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Gov. Ralph DLG. Torres signed the agreement March 9 on Saipan. The three year, $3 million study is 100 percent federally funded and will be managed by Honolulu District’s civil works branch. Beach Road is the main public thoroughfare and only coastal highway on the island of Saipan.
  • Army Corps of Engineers modifying operations at recreation areas due to Coronavirus

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today that it has begun the orderly shutdown of all USACE-managed campgrounds to protect against the further spread of coronavirus disease 2019. Visitor centers, beaches, special events, and USACE-sponsored events such as shore sweeps, interpretive programs, Kids to Parks Day, Earth Day events, public meetings and other public gatherings at all USACE-managed sites and facilities have also been closed and/or put on hold until further notice.  
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Guam sign feasibility cost-share agreement for Agana River civil works study

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) signed a feasibility cost-share agreement (FCSA) with the government of Guam to initiate a civil works study, investigating ways to reduce the risk of flooding to Hagatna, Guam. Funding is provided in Public Law 116-20, through the Additional Supplemental Appropriations Disaster Relief Act, 2019, signed into law June 6, 2019. The appropriation assists with the recovery and resiliency-building efforts throughout the U.S. Pacific Territories in response to major storms affecting the region between 2017 and 2019. At a ceremony held March 10 in Hagatna, Honolulu District Commander Lt. Col. Kathryn Sanborn and Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero signed the Agana River (Hagatna River Flood Control) flood risk management study agreement. The three-year, $3 million study is 100 percent federally funded and will be managed by Honolulu District’s Civil and Public Works branch.